from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal.
- adjective Having the same relationship to each other.
- adjective Possessed in common.
- adjective Of, relating to, or in the form of mutual insurance.
- noun A mutual fund.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Based on the principle of mutuality in sharing both burdens and benefits: as, a mutual insurance company.
- Reciprocally given and received; pertaining alike or reciprocally to both sides; interchanged: as, mutual love; to entertain a mutual aversion.
- Equally relating to or affecting two or more together; common to two or more combined; depending on, proceeding from, or exhibiting a certain community of action; shared alike.
- Common: used in this sense loosely and improperly (but not infrequently, and by many writers of high rank), especially in the phrase a mutual friend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged
- adjective Possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint
- adjective agreement among a number of persons to insure each other against loss, as by fire, death, or accident.
- adjective one which does a business of insurance on the mutual principle, the policy holders sharing losses and profits
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having the
same relationship, eachto each other.
- adjective Owned by the members.
- noun A mutual
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective common to or shared by two or more parties
- adjective concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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Ms. IRMA THOMAS (Singer): We've been what you call mutual admirers of each other's talent for a long time.
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In this sense, this is what I call mutual concessions, if we could change the terms, that is, and make an honorable agreement in which both parties assume similar commitments.
Following this afternoon's practice at Winter Park, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier spoke to reporters about McNabb's departure, which he called a mutual decision that was best for both parties.
Transatlantic and Allied World called off their deal in mid-September, without specifying a reason for what they described as a mutual decision.
I brought the old lady and Kitty to town with me, on what I call the mutual sight-seeing principle.
We were contacted by another county for what we call mutual aid, which means they needed a little bit of assistance.
The Memphis Grizzlies announced Monday in a statement that the team has ended its one-year contract with the 10-time All-Star and former league MVP in what it called a mutual agreement.
Memphis announced Monday that the team has ended its one-year contract with the 10-time All-Star and former league MVP in what it called a mutual agreement.
He and team officials later reached what they called a mutual decision that he be waived and days later, the New York Knicks, a reported suitor, said he did not fit into their rebuilding plans.
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